What is Checking?

Checking is maintaining contact on an opponent’s limb to limit or impede its use in a counter attack. The light contact allows you to sense when the limb is tensing for movement. At that time you can redirect it or jam it in place. It helps to limit the offensive capabilities of the opponent. Checking […]

Don’t Dangle Your Arms

In kata and during drills, you can spot the dangling arm of a beginning student. After a decent punch, the arm just flounders next to the body. A beginner “forgets” about their left arm once their mind moves on to the right arm. They forget the most important element of striking – Chamber your punches. […]